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After Crying


Symphonic Prog

3.97 | 171 ratings

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The Crow
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4 stars This is one of these albums with a hard first listening... Mainly because it's different of everything you've heard before!

The main element of this marvellous collection of intimistic songs is the Peter Pejtsik's cello, the true protagonist of this album... The first song opens with a very long section dominated by this instrument, and believe me if I say that it's one of the most beautifully played cello that I've heard. Then the peaceful and warm Peter vocals come, opening new sections of this first songs, where we can discover some King Crimson influences, a marvellous using of wind instruents like the oboe, along with even more incredible cello playing.

The rest of the album is pretty good too... A Kis Hos has a very curious gregorian singing influence, along with some female vocals. Nokturn has a very beautiful keyboard work, while the tittle track brings the cello back, but this time with a strong jazz feeling, and with some sections wich bring to my mind the weirdest Van der Graaf Generator's, thanks also to the using of wind instruments. Finally, Vegul closes the album like it started... Really good, with a wonderful drumming.

Best tracks: I really can't say... The first one is simply amazing, and the rest of the album is always at a high level.

Conclusion: this album is defnitely not for everyone's taste... But if you consider yourself an adventourous and open minded prog-listener, then give "MEGALÁZOTTAK ÉS MEGSZOMORÍTOTTAK" a try, beacuse it's a really captivating trip, specially if you like the more jazzy and classical influenced prog. Like I said, the first listening can be a bit traumatic, maingly because the lack of guitars, the gregorian elements, the hungarian lyrics... But after a pair of listenings you'll discover yourself coming back again and again to this magical, melancholic and enchanting music.

My rating: ****

The Crow | 4/5 |


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